Deborah Panetta

Director of Radiation Oncology

About Deborah

Driven by Putting Patients First

Most individuals who work in Radiation Oncology have had an experience with a relative or friend that was diagnosed with cancer. That difficult time inspired many of us to want to do something more for all cancer patients. Radiation therapy offers hope and improved outcomes for many of our patients. Those feelings of helping and supporting patients navigate through the treatment experience with improved quality of life while under our care is wonderfully rewarding. The culture at Valley Hospital has a sincere focus on patient care, not finances. For this reason, I feel comfortable in a place where patients come first and I am able to focus my full attention on the well-being of those in need.

Specialization & Expertise

  • Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Gamma Knife Perfexion and Gamma Knife ICON
  • Oversees Radiation Oncology and Gamma Knife Programs
  • Develops and Enforces Policy and Procedure
  • Ensures Consistency in Safe Practices
  • Oversees Staff


  • Director of Radiation Oncology, The Valley Hospital (2009-Present)
  • Upstate New York Hospital (2002-2009)
    • Radiation Therapist
    • Chief Therapist
    • Site Manager
    • Director of Radiation
Professional Societies
  • American Society of Radiation Therapists
  • Society of Radiation Oncology Administrators
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • Member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology Oncology
Education and Expertise
  • Michigan State University / Wayne State University, Bachelors of Science in Radiation Therapy Technology (1978-1982)